Watch Adam Betts get trigger-happy in insane Drumbones drum playthrough video

Adam Betts is an absolute monster multi-tasker. Not content with playing some of the most mind-boggling beats in modern prog-fusion-jazz-rock with Three Trapped Tigers, he's now gone and launched his own solo career.

Colossal Squid is Betts' debut, an organic hybrid of electronic and live drums that was recorded entirely live in the studio. And in the video above, Betts shows you just how he does it on album track Drumbones, triggering live from Ableton using Roland's SPD-SX Sampling Pad.

What's more, what you see and hear in the video is the actual take from the album. Recorded live on video. Mental.

Not sure about you, but we're exhausted after watching that. For more of this sort of thing, check out Colossal Squid when it lands on 25 November.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.